Printing resources

Large Format Plotting available to any member of the Rice community
2 HP 5500PS Designjet 60” plotters
Contact Bonnie Hoffman:

Computational Resources

3 Dell Poweredge R520, 128G RAM, dual Intel Xeon E5-2450 processors
Machine names: (file server) (vm server) (compute server)
1 Supermicro H8DG6, 64G RAM, 2 Opteron 6128 processors (compute server)
1 Supermicro X8DT3, 24G RAM, 2 Intel Xeon E5645 processors (archival server)
1 Supermicro X8DTH, 12G RAM, 1 Intel Xeon E5506 processor (scratch storage)
1 Supermicro X8DTH, 24 Gb RAM, 2 Intel Xeon X5650 processors (license server)

2 processor/4 Gbyte memory Sun Fire 480R (compute server)
1 24 CPU/48 Gbyte memory Sun Fire E6800 (compute server)

Cluster on STIC
14 APPRO Green Blade nodes, each blade consists of:
Two Intel Xeon X5550 processors with 24GB RAM per blade

Data storage:

Primary department storage: 120 TB NFS file server comprised of a NEXSAN E48 10gB iSCSI storage appliance presented by a Dell Poweredge R520, 128G RAM, dual Intel Xeon E5-2450 processors

Backup/Archival storage: 80 TB of archival disk storage utilized for disk-to-disk copies of critical department data, presented by a Supermicro X8DT3, 24G RAM, dual Intel Xeon E5645 processors

Secondary/scratch storage: 24 TB NFS file server presented by a Supermicro X8DTH, 12G RAM, single Intel Xeon E5506 processor


Chevron Visualization Laboratory  has a 33 Megapixel 8 ft x 14 ft visualization wall consisting of 16 Barco projectors (4 x 4) with infrared tracking for 3D data interpretation. Contact Erik Engquist (


Authentication server, web servers, ssh gateway and other shared functions such as network licensing are deployed in virtual containers hosted on a Dell Poweredge R520, 128G RAM, with dual Intel Xeon E5-2450 processors. Contact Clinton Heider (heider @

MacIntosh, PC, and local network support. Contact Bonnie Hoffman (

Affiliated Resources

Most faculty members own servers and/or local MacIntosh networks, and mass storage systems.